Monday, February 11, 2013

Astro Tips February 2013

The New Moon in Aquarius: February 10

The New Moon at 21 degrees in Aquarius is almost overshadowed by a cluster of planetary energies in Pisces.  Neptune, Mars, Mercury and Chiron are huddled together in spiritual, sensitive, hard-to-understand, Pisces.  This Neptune, Mars, Mercury trio is interesting.  Mars and Mercury together want to speak the truth, but Neptune sometimes forgets some facts.  There is definitely fascination and intrigue.  For example, a very disturbed, murderous ex-cop in California is lurking in the Neptunian shadows.  We await his capture and the revelation of truth.  Will his story throw light on the Uranus/Pluto battle that demands some changes in established bureaucratic systems (like the LAPD)?  Or will we learn that he is another mentally ill soul fallen into the darkness?

Neptune rules the media and mass consciousness.  With Neptune, Mars and Mercury in Pisces (the sign ruling confusion and fogginess) we are susceptible to all kinds of information.  Jupiter in Gemini is making a hard edge angle to many planets all month. Keep your ears and eyes alert for information that rings true. Allow yourself to wait and not jump to conclusions on the final facts of any situation.  We are overwhelmed by data.  How do we learn to discern the truth?

When it comes to love, Mars and Neptune holding hands sometimes means deep, mysterious infatuation—a good lead in for Valentine’s Day.  Remember, though, the symbol for Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions. There is always the element of ambiguity when we interact with Pisces.

For now Venus, the love planet, is flying through Aquarius and connecting nicely with Jupiter. We have a chance to be generous in our love.  We can learn about kindness and compassion.  At the same time, Venus and Saturn are struggling to get along.  We want things to be nice but Saturn in Scorpio takes love a little deeper. Saturn in Scorpio is serious while Venus in Aquarius likes to keep things lighter.  Some folks may battle between these two energies. 

The Full Moon in Virgo:  February 25 

By February 18th the Sun moves into the sign of Pisces.  The Sun joins Neptune, Mars, Mercury and Chiron while Venus remains behind in Aquarius.   On the day of the Full Moon we confront our yearly polarity between wanting to love and be loved unconditionally (Sun in Pisces) and wanting to pick our love apart and tear ourselves and someone else into little pieces (Full Moon in Virgo).

Is this why Valentine’s Day falls in February?  There is idealism in both Aquarius and Pisces.  Both aspire to high forms of love.  The opposite sign of Aquarius is Leo, the dramatic sign of ego expressing love in creative forms.  The opposite sign of Pisces is Virgo—the archetypal sign of perfection.  Virgo rules the healing arts.  Virgo wants to help, heal and make perfect.  On a higher level, Virgo knows that wholeness is more important than perfection.  This Full Moon at seven degrees of Virgo challenges us to be generous with our words and our hearts.  Expect emotional fluctuations during the Full Moon.  Uranus and the Moon are in constant adjustment mode, meaning they are excitable and unpredictable.  Venus in the 29th degree of Aquarius joins Neptune at 2 degrees of Pisces:  love and loftiness prevail.  However, some of us may have serious karmic encounters with love while Venus sits at 29 degrees.

Tips for Valentine’s Day:  Read  your Sun sign but realize that your Venus, Mars, Moon and Rising Sign might affect how you handle Valentine’s Day.

“Oh, mirror in the sky what is love?”  (Landslide)
Stevie Nicks, singer, songwriter

You like to be where the people are. You prefer a party instead a candle lit dinner.  Being with friends is okay.  You do not have to be with a date to have a good time. Doing something unusual or “anti-valentine’s day” might be more to your liking.
You like to send little handmade valentines to family and friends. You want to include everyone on your love list.  Everyone on the receiving end appreciates you.  Light a candle for your dream lover.
You will take a chance and surprise someone with your affectionate invitation or gestures.  Unafraid and daring!  Have fun. 
Try to do something you didn’t do last year.  Loving someone can be a beautiful habit, but finding new ways to express love is important. Give your sweetie something pretty or valuable.
You are good with words and humor, so you might write a poem or send a song to your lover.  You want to keep it light and at the same time make a unique impression.
It’s all about the right restaurant!  You will either cook a good something or go somewhere for a good something.
Get tickets to a concert or special show,  or go to a club where you can dance with your sweetie. Show off a little.
A couple’s massage might be the right choice, or look for a Valentine’s Day yoga class for couples.  Practice the art of compliments.
Venus rules Libra so any expression of love will work for you.  Give flowers or drop a hint that you want them.  Be sure the card is beautiful.  Tell everyone about your valentine on FB.
Do something that demonstrates your passion for your honey.  Plan some private one-to-one intimate time.  Stay home if possible and keep your plans a secret.
Depending on the kind of Sag you are . . .. you could plan a bike ride around the lake with a surprise dinner to celebrate the day. . .or go a romantic musical event.  You might go somewhere you have never been before.
Saturn rules Capricorn.  You will probably prefer a traditional approach:  flowers, candy, dinner and a very nice piece of jewelry.  Capricorn might choose Valentine’s Day for taking the relationship a step further (for example, engagement).

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